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Solar Modules

PV module waste management – The next big challenge for the solar sector

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology has emerged as one of the most promising technologies for improving energy security and mitigating climate change. This market is growing rapidly world-over, and further exponential expansion is expected in the coming years. In addition to its positive impacts on energy security and climate change, PV technology is also among the most favoured renewable energy technologies, particularly when evaluated from a life-cycle viewpoint. In India as well, solar power capacity has grown from a mere 2,300 MW in 2013 to over 27,000 MW in 2018 at a CAGR of 64%, making India one of the top…

Amorphous Silicon PV modules opens-up new possibilities for solar power generation

Amorphous Silicon PV modules

A photovoltaic cell, which specifically converts sunlight into electrical energy, is one of the most promising technologies towards achieving global renewable energy goals. Crystalline silicon solar cells have become mainstream because of their higher conversion efficiency, yet they are restricted to their massive size and higher cost of production. However, in the last few years, there has been new innovations in this sector giving rise to silicon thin-film materials which is extremely encouraging because of their accessibility, light weight, lower cost, and less demanding manufacture technique. Amorphous silicon (a-Si) is the non-crystalline form of silicon. It is primarily used as semiconductor…

PERC Technology in Solar Modules explained

The solar PV Module industry has been dominated by one primary solar cell and module technology for more many years now – Aluminum Back Surface Field (“Al-BSF”). However, this technology is near its practical limit and further gains in efficiency are unlikely. The search for continued efficiency improvements has led the industry to adopt Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact (“PERC”) solar cells. PERC cells enabled access to module with higher power ratings of up to 370 W for a 72-cell module and power ratings could cross 400 Wp in the near future. Undoubtedly, there has been a lot of excitement…